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Old September 18th, 2009 (03:37 PM).
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Y'argh, it be my time t' answer me own askin'.

If your fic is focused in an original setting, how intensively do you develop the setting of your fic? If it is focused in a canon setting, do you tend to change much of it?
I developed me own settin' by me lonesome, with all the care of findin' swag. It's like a big chest of booty t' me tale - losin' it would mean it'd be like a marooned pirate with no rum. So it was me duty as a pirate to build up me settin' even beyond the bounds of me story, 'nd I'd pull parts in when I needed 'em.

(Er, translation: I developed a non-canon setting quite meticulously. It's a central part to my story; without it, the fic would be incredibly different. I've actually developed the setting beyond the bounds of what is written, so that I can incorporate extra tidbits, like the history or geography of Torcra, when I need to.)
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Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

I'll answer this when I'm not dead tired, lol.
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Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?
Both Bunny and Jacob are interested in history, myths, and artifacts. As shown in NE, they're very obsessed in those interests.
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Just for fun (since I don't have a fic), I'll use my character from the RP I've joined, which is being made into a fic. Hope that counts.

Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

Side interests? My character, a pyromaniac Teletubbie fan named Strobe, likes Eeveelutions, enjoys chasing bubbles, placing jandals on people's heads and generally being a public nuisance.
And that's not all... He has a split personality!
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Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

Time to answer my own question:

Lisa has interests in math, classic cars, computers, and hotel chains. She also enjoys challenging other people to quiz battles, spending nights at Quality Inns, and long drives down Interstates 77 and 85 in a wood-paneled '89 Buick Estate Wagon. And also long walks on the beach as well as performing questionable chemistry experiments in her "lab".
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Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

Well, Jack and Mari are both trainers who have only just begun their journey, so they aren't really into anything but Pokémon. They both enjoy any kind of thrill, though, and ice cream, but focus mainly on Pokémon and adventures.

Cimi and Adan are a whole different story. Cimi enjoys speed, Adan enjoys peace and tranquility. Cimi also likes to collect things like bottles, stuffed toys, tiny boxes and other junk. She then stuffs her room full with the things she's collected, so the room looks like some kind of flea market to other people. Adan cooks as a hobby: after his mother fell ill, he had to do all the cooking at home, because his dad is completely hopeless in so many different ways. As it turned out, Adan really likes to cook, so he still looks up new recipes and cooks when he wouldn't have to.

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Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

Well...

Bah, to the Inferno* with chapter two spoiler warnings.

Caro loves exploring mysterious places, unintentionally annoying everyone who can hear/see him, making and retaining friends, Raichus and other Pokémon in that general rodent category (duh), running around doing whatever as long as it's a fun whatever, and jumping on solar panels. Kris is more a fan of making scheme (evil or otherwise) and watching them explode in her face, exploration (though she takes a more serious mindset than Caro does), making it very obvious to everyone they meet that she is much more mature than Caro happens to be (and initially Helio but... that sort of fell apart a few days in), and bossing people around on occasion. Cyrus... well, he doesn't really show very much in the hobby department except for messing around with machines and other assorted mechanical junk. Oh yes, and the occasional bout of mad science.

* specifically, Darkrai's Inferno. Take a guess what it's like.
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Quote originally posted by Elite Overlord LeSabre™:
Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?
To avoid going through my usual tl;dr list, allow me to cover just the main characters of AEM.

Spoiler:
- Rose, when she's not traumatized out of her effing wits, likes singing, drawing (or doing artsy things in general), reading magazines, and watching cartoons. She also loves Jpop and wandering around Goldenrod City with her friends back home.
- Veronica loves getting drunk bar hopping, sports (particularly baseball), riding motorcycles, and watching action movies (particularly kung-fu). What she doesn't tell many people, either, is that she also enjoys watching romantic comedies.
- Bill (*gasp, shock!*) enjoys anything that has to do with computers, tinkering with anything he can find, studying/screwing with any branch of science, and collecting books and paper lanterns (among other things). He also has a secret dorky fondness for comic books and roleplaying games.
- Lanette, when not equally obsessed with science as her partner, enjoys shopping/bargain hunting, collecting (and making) plush dolls, watching romance movies, reading, and playing chess. She also has a secret fondness for dancing and singing.
- Nettle likes chess, good wine, reading classics, and tormenting anyone with a Y chromosome.
- Riko, when not worrying about her children or husband, likes dancing, listening to old music (rock and roll, 60's-era, that sort of thing), flower arranging, and cooking.
- The Committee, meanwhile, just like to sit around and be creepy. No, seriously.
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Old September 20th, 2009 (12:21 AM).
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Warning: This post is long and contains a lot of stuff which most people probably don't care about, that stuff being me ranting on and on and on about my fics. Yes I do that a lot in here, but for some reason this seems worse than usual...

If your fic is focused in an original setting, how intensively do you develop the setting of your fic? If it is focused in a canon setting, do you tend to change much of it?
Both TFC and TRINITY are set in fairly original settings. TFC, however, remains pretty close to the normal, original Pokemon settings. What I have changed is stuff like the (otherwise pretty much nonexistent) school system, which in turn resulted in a slight modification to the starting age (up to 12, to allow for six years of primary school without needing kids to start too early). On the whole, my intent was just to make it more "real," rather than the overly cartoony depiction that the anime tends to show.

Battles can actually be really dangerous now, and encounters with wild Pokemon (which are no where near as common as in the games, and not even close to the anime either) can even sometimes end fatally. I mean, they're wild animals. For the most part, they'll run away from a human walking through the woods, not just hang out and chill when they have no idea what the strange human's intentions are. If a Pokemon doesn't run away it'll fight, but not just for the hell of it. Wild Pokemon encounters are typically because the Pokemon is defending its territory, and they'll go after any Pokemon the trainer has out first because they pose the bigger threat. If the trainer doesn't have any Pokemon with them, a wild Pokemon WILL attack the trainer. In the end, that's just a long way of explaining why Prof. Oak so desperately wants to keep you out of the tall grass. Only in TFC it's not tall grass but more so forests. I write in forests too much, and don't get me started on my overuse of clearings in forests.

Um, yeah. In TRINITY the whole damn settings is completely new. And yes, I've been developing it rather intensively. In fact, ever since I started writing it, I've been thinking about the TRINITY setting so much that it's probably developing faster than TFC did, although I suppose that's not a surprise since I had literally nothing to base TRINITY on. Well, other than the series I blatantly ripped it off from (Ghost in the Shell for the land-based parts, Battlestar Galactica for space). Actually adapting those existing elements to my own purposes, in a setting populated not just with humans but also by Pokemon, proved to be quite interesting though, and the more I develop more detailed ideas and concepts, the more I begin to realize that directly ripping something doesn't work too well.

The Battlestar Galactica is great in a BSG setting, but while I can take some of its concepts and use them in TRINITY on the USS Andromeda, some parts of its designs just won't fit with TRINITY. Either because of technology problems (TRINITY doesn't have FTL drives as BSG does), or because of stylistic reasons (Galactica's too rounded. Pegasus is better, but still too rounded and generally oddly proportioned to fit with the style I'm going for). While Ghost in the Shell provides some excellent cyberpunk concepts and aesthetics to work off of, it tends to be perhaps too advanced with some of the concepts. I'd love to give the members of Icarus thermoptic camo, but that would be just way too convenient and all, so I had to change how cloaking fields work. Virtual computer interfaces would be awesome in TRINITY, but it's just rather absurd really and the only way GitS gets away with it is because they do it so flashy. Still, I carry on a part of it with the Cybernet, which is less GitS and more obligatory Sci-Fi cyberspace anyway.

Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?
Shrike is pretty much like me with his interests, due to how early in his development he was pretty much a self insert. While he's largely changed from that, (although some might say he's just an idealized version of myself now <_<) he still retains my own side interests. He plays video games (Pokemon games to be specific, with other RPGs on the side. Yes, Pokemon games within the Pokemon world. Think of them like the Sims is to us, a reality simulator. Kind of), he likes computers, he listens to music, he'll read books once in a while, he even writes! Speaking of which I so missed an opportunity to start each story part with an excerpt from his story within a story. Oh well, I can still start books with them if I really want to. Or I can make like TRINITY and just stick the excerpts in at the beginning of random chapters (except it's not so random in TRINITY, currently it's every other chapter).

Rayne primarily reads and draws. She doesn't use computers much. Her biggest interest is simply caring for and training her Absol Matariel, outside of that she doesn't do much other than read and draw.

Aira is somewhat of a cross between Shrike and Rayne I guess. She reads some, about on the level of Shrike (aka, only once in a while), she'll doodle when bored but isn't too good at it, she's not too fond of video games but doesn't hate them, she does spend most of her time online though, chatting it up in chat rooms and forums. It is how she and Shrike met after all.

All the characters in TRINITY are a bit of an exception to this question since in TRINITY, no one spends much time thinking about Pokemon in the whole training and caring for sense as Pokemon are (generally) regarded on the same level as humans. In fact, training is dead since it's actually impossible to contain Pokemon within Pokeballs anymore. In terms of interests nonetheless however, Tashima is of course very, very heavily into computers. They're pretty much his entire life. He has them inside him with his cybernetics, he worked as a programmer for CYPHER, is a hacker on the side, and before all the events of TRINITY happened he spent a lot of time within the virtual world of the Cybernet, primarily playing virtual video games and fights. Other than computers, all he really does is watch TV and that's about it. Havoc is pretty mellow, and can in fact spend a lot of time simply thinking. He also likes to watch TV, but then he also likes to just go out and walk around. Truthfully, I haven't really developed his post-TRINITY character that much so I can't say too much about him. <_<

I think I'm done typing. I haven't been writing much lately due to school so my urge to write has been building up resulting in rants on my fics like this. Anyone who read all of it and actually cares, please reply so I can award you all with cookies. Dear god you deserve them.

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Old September 20th, 2009 (10:57 AM). Edited September 20th, 2009 by Bay Alexison.
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[i]Battles can actually be really dangerous now, and encounters with wild Pokemon (which are no where near as common as in the games, and not even close to the anime either) can even sometimes end fatally. I mean, they're wild animals. For the most part, they'll run away from a human walking through the woods, not just hang out and chill when they have no idea what the strange human's intentions are. If a Pokemon doesn't run away it'll fight, but not just for the hell of it. Wild Pokemon encounters are typically because the Pokemon is defending its territory, and they'll go after any Pokemon the trainer has out first because they pose the bigger threat. If the trainer doesn't have any Pokemon with them, a wild Pokemon WILL attack the trainer. In the end, that's just a long way of explaining why Prof. Oak so desperately wants to keep you out of the tall grass. Only in TFC it's not tall grass but more so forests. I write in forests too much, and don't get me started on my overuse of clearings in forests.
Agree on you with that part. Pokemon are wild creatures for the most part, so some slashes are bound to happen. That's what I like about your one shot. :D

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Um, yeah. In TRINITY the whole damn settings is completely new. And yes, I've been developing it rather intensively. In fact, ever since I started writing it, I've been thinking about the TRINITY setting so much that it's probably developing faster than TFC did, although I suppose that's not a surprise since I had literally nothing to base TRINITY on. Well, other than the series I blatantly ripped it off from (Ghost in the Shell for the land-based parts, Battlestar Galactica for space). Actually adapting those existing elements to my own purposes, in a setting populated not just with humans but also by Pokemon, proved to be quite interesting though, and the more I develop more detailed ideas and concepts, the more I begin to realize that directly ripping something doesn't work too well.
Happens to me too. XD; NE is at first a rip off of Da Vinci Code, but then the more I got into the story, the more I'm able to adapt some Pokemon stuff in there and making it more my own. I still like to called NE the Pokemonized version of Da Vinci though.

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Shrike is pretty much like me with his interests, due to how early in his development he was pretty much a self insert. While he's largely changed from that, (although some might say he's just an idealized version of myself now <_<) he still retains my own side interests. He plays video games (Pokemon games to be specific, with other RPGs on the side. Yes, Pokemon games within the Pokemon world. Think of them like the Sims is to us, a reality simulator. Kind of), he likes computers, he listens to music, he'll read books once in a while, he even writes! Speaking of which I so missed an opportunity to start each story part with an excerpt from his story within a story. Oh well, I can still start books with them if I really want to. Or I can make like TRINITY and just stick the excerpts in at the beginning of random chapters (except it's not so random in TRINITY, currently it's every other chapter).
Sounds very interesting. I was thinking of doing that with NE before, but I don't think I can do it that well. XD I suggest you have the excerpts be put in random chapters, though.

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I think I'm done typing. I haven't been writing much lately due to school so my urge to write has been building up resulting in rants on my fics like this. Anyone who read all of it and actually cares, please reply so I can award you all with cookies. Dear god you deserve them.
I want my cookie. XD Your posts are interesting to read, really.

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Not afraid either. XD Also, I actually like lists sometimes as it can make a post organized somewhat.
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I read your post, Shrike. Always interesting to read them, since they offer incredible insight into the world of your fics.

Also, I want a cookie. I forgot to buy some yesterday, and I am now completely cookie-less.

Also, everyone, my Sims blew up their neighborhood. I love them.
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If your fic is focused in an original setting, how intensively do you develop the setting of your fic? If it is focused in a canon setting, do you tend to change much of it?

My canon-based fan fiction takes the pokemon world and kind of changes the view on the perfection of it. In all reality, people are not going to be training pokemon just to go battle. They are going to be people that is going to use pokemon to get what they want in life. In a world of pokemon, crime rate is not going to be low. There will be some time when people abuse the uses of pokemon and they will have to be punished for it. I think the game kind of creates it to a point that nothing truly bad happens in the pokemon world as long as you have friendship and love. That's not going to be true for all trainers. All trainers aren't going to be good and not all pokemon is going to be either. Besides that, not all battles are going to involve pokemon sadly. I kind of take the negative spin to a positive world. So mostly the towns are the same but I kind of embellish the realism of those towns.

Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

A great question.
My main character is a huge fan of the army so he collects guns, knives, and various other army based weaponry (he's the son of an army man so yeah, read my fan fiction XD).
My secondary character is kind of a tomboy and she likes dirt bikes but also is into nice clothes.

Though I wouldn't consider a side interest but two characters in my fan fiction is fans of drinking. My favorite character (though not the main character) is a fan of beer but not so much a fan of the hangover afterward. He's also a huge fan of history especially the Norse culture and Dinosaur Era. :p He's a huge fan of heavy metal and general rock and roll.

The anti-hero is kind of weird to the fact the he likes art especially nail art (you are free to ask me why I chose nail art lol.) But quite technically he is bipolar and likes to kill too. >_< Real awesome. :p
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Also, everyone, my Sims blew up their neighborhood. I love them.
Like that they actually blew them up (litearlly?)? Or made it better/worse? XD

Oooooooooo I should soooo try to write some of my fic right now...
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Also, everyone, my Sims blew up their neighborhood. I love them.
I recall a memorable occasion where my Sims moved into a large house with a disproportionately large kitchen, with counters all round the sides, including an oven. Daddy Sim set the oven on fire, which soon spread around the room. While everyone else went 'OMG what do we do?!1!!one!?' Daddy Sim went off to take a shower. I couldn't install a phone to call the fire brigade because it was in 'Danger Mode' or something. Then Daddy Sim came back and died in the flames, leaving Mummy Sim to play paper-scissors-rock with the Grim Reaper for Daddy Sim's soul. (She won)

I haven't played that game in years.
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Lulz, I haven't played my copy of the Sims in forever, either. It probably wouldn't work on the machine (Magneton-speak getting to my heard, urgh) I'm using now... far too new for that. Poor little Vistakins wouldn't handle it. :C Arceus forbid I get a new copy of the Sims more suited for this computer here - my pitiful weekly allowance will barely scrape HG/SS. xD

...In other news, I picked up Watership Down a few days ago because of the amusing title and it's actually really good. And I'm not going to be forced to read it until next year.
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The original Sims should work just fine on Vista. It's not that old. Vista really doesn't have as many compatibility problems as people make it out to have, especially after years of patching. Hell, after years of patching almost every problem people fault it with have been solved. Those that haven't, such as memory usage, either aren't problems but rather intentional features people just don't understand (UAC, while annoying, is actually a good idea that Unix has had for forever, as anyone who runs Ubuntu and has to deal with sudo can attest to. Plus, it can be disabled anyway, unlike Unix's security features) or have become less troublesome with modern hardware (1GB RAM is plentiful to run Vista just fine for most people and is typically the minimum standard now. Even 512MB, which may still be found on budget systems, can run Vista Basic fine albeit perhaps with multitasking problems).

The big thing to worry about with comparability and Vista are 16-bit programs. Vista 64, in fact, can't even run 16-bit programs period. Almost anything written within the last decade will be 32-bit though so no problem there.

Trust me on all this, I'm a computer science student and just finished writing one of three programs due this week. Whee, C++ is fun now that I get used to it! :D Hell, if anyone here has computer problems just ask me about it and I'll try to help. Of course, if little people here actually read my posts than those who may need my help wouldn't know to ask me. Almost makes you wish you read my posts now, doesn't it? Doesn't it?!

So, anyway, Bay and Astinus! Congratulations for reading my rantings! Here is your reward! Enjoy it in all its melty, chocolaty goodness that I in no way just now randomly pulled from Google image search results. As for all the rest of you, since you probably won't read this either than I can safely say that I hate you, without any of you even knowing I said it.

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That's what I like about your one shot.
Lawl, Three-Sixteen is a bit of an extreme example but I guess it does show what I mean.

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I suggest you have the excerpts be put in random chapters, though.
More likely I'll probably just integrate the writing itself more into the story and have excerpts go along with those parts, but who knows...

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I forgot to buy some yesterday, and I am now completely cookie-less.
Buy? Bah, I can get them for free with my unlimited meal plan at my dorm's dining center. And they're actually pretty good too.

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Also, everyone, my Sims blew up their neighborhood. I love them.
I just now realize how awesome working nukes would be in one of those games. I'd build a house and just scatter nukes around it, then see how long it takes for some random stranger to wander in and set them all off in a glorious chain reaction.
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In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?
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Old September 21st, 2009 (08:46 PM). Edited September 21st, 2009 by txteclipse.
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This. I think putting forests in pokémon fics is mandatory, unless they're hardcore sci-fi.

Despite what the anime has shown us, not everyone thinks about Pokemon 24/7. What are some of your character's side interests and/or hobbies?

Ren likes to read quite a bit and otherwise exercise his mind, Kairn is a prankster and a joker, Latios likes to eat, and Latias likes jewelry (a moment of silence for the group's pocket money, please). Of course, they all enjoy hanging out and just goofing around when they get the chance.

Mewtwo plays "video games,"* concentrates better when listening to electronic music, builds and modifies gadgets with her psychic power, and is a bit of a daredevil when she's flying/driving/controlling something that moves.

*They're more like holographic training programs complete with sensation, but for all intents and purposes I'll call them video games.

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In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?
Simple: the ending lines of NE. *gets shot*

In all seriousness though, I actually don't do that. Most of my characters have different opinions on certain subjects, so I try to portray them all without being biased. Heck, sometimes I agree with them. XD
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In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?
I like to place a whole lot of different perspectives and play around with them. It's really quite interesting, I think. I do intentionally place parts of my perspective into characters, but never all at once, and I always accompany it with other views so as to avoid a self-insert. It's almost as if I've thrown a whole lot of viewpoints into one arena and sit back as they play out. XD;
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In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?
I'd usually handle this a bit differently in my usual work (think Author Avatars, basically), but in my fics I tend to use characters not so much as a mouthpiece but more as a hint in that direction. I have Erika tell the old fable of the Smeargle and the Kecleon to Red to help him understand the importance of individuality and self-expression, though the interpretation is more Red's than Erika's.

I'm kind of liberally-conservative, so my sense of morality is often one way with one thing and completely another way with another. You'd probably find it difficult to know what I really believe in my writing.
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Quote originally posted by Citrinin:
In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?
I'm a very apathetic person, so in actuality, the moral conflicts I portray in fics (such as AEM's question of, "If one's purpose to commit a cardinal sin is self-preservation, is what they're doing still evil, and should they be treated as evil as a result?") don't get anything other than what the characters would most likely think about it, according to their personalities.

Although I do have a personal answer to that one question, so maybe that's a bad example.
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In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?

I usually don't portray my own on there, and rather let the fictional character deal with their own, their way...

While I am a good person, I to a point believe that morals are relative. XD >.>
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In moral conflicts arising within your fic, how (if at all) do you portray your own, personal perspective?
I have this belief that fiction in its purest form ought to be as completely detached from the author's real world as possible (as opposed to social commentary which specifically sets out to make a point about the real world), and as such I strive to make all portrayal of opinions in my work strictly a portrayal of the opinions of the characters, with absolutely no relevance given to whether they happen to agree with mine or not. Amusingly, this leads to the most sympathetic characters in Morphic with an explicit stance on religion being moderate believers, even though I myself am an atheist, while the most prominent atheist happens to also be a self-centered dick with issues Freud would have a field day with. I am also pro-choice, and the first chapter features the pro-choice party being utterly destroyed in a debate on abortions. Thus, anyone attempting to guess my opinions on anything from Morphic would probably end up disastrously wrong.
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In Brewing a Storm but more so in Black Night Clouds, Josh's respective of crime shows the hideous view on justice. It represents what I feel when I see criminals and what lengths people would go to capture them. Josh represents the person that takes action against crime but turns into a monster to equal the ones that he fights against. It shows my view of sweet revenge on the criminals that does the innocent wrong. But even then he has a large emotional conflict with himself when getting the sweet justice--losing the things that he once held dear.

On the flip side, Rex in Black Night Clouds, shows my other side of me. The one that shows the compassion of criminals and the belief that people can change. His father was a criminal that stole from the weak using his pokemon but changed after his time in jail to become a loving father to Rex and his mother.

The story kind of shows my view on criminals and how I am split down the middle. I try to create a characters to show both side of how something can be viewed. Not just my personal but a way someone else could view the same situation.
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